January 20, 2021
by The Chronical Herald
NDP Leader Alison Coffin pledged Monday if her party were in favour, it would ensure seniors in Newfoundland and Labrador have dental services they need.
“Seniors can barely afford to stay in their homes because necessities like heat and food are so expensive. They just don’t have any more money to cover the cost of visiting a dentist or denturist. No one should be left suffering in terrible pain or risk getting an infection because they don’t have enough money,” Coffin said.
“For years, Liberal and Conservative governments have made cuts to programs that provided dental care services to people who needed them. Our seniors deserve better.”
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